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in the district in the 3600 block of alabama avenue southeast. the driver of a toyota vehicle you see there was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that car is said to be in critical condition. witnesses said the van was traveling dangerously fast. the driver of the van was freed from the collision that sparked a small fire. there is no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> as a murder mystery of a d.c. principal deepens, the neighbors say the lack of details leave them worried. it likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night when friends last spoke to him and 7:00 a.m. thursday when he failed to show up for school. his home and a stolen suv are two key pieces of evidence. >> many times there is receipts or other papers left behind for -- by people who steal vehicles or who are in them for some period of time. we want to look at that information and see if it will direct us to who is responsible, who was in that car. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was som
you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those four miners that remain trapped. brooke, what's the update? >> reporter: the update is, best case scen
over the double yellow line and crashed into a toyota with several children ages two to 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> flipped up in the air and knocked the street light down off the post. it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was passing me at every bit of a hundred. >> one of the children is now said to be in critical condition. we don't know yet whether charges will be filed. >>> police have released a time line leading to the death of a d.c. middle school principal. investigators say it is likely brian betts was killed sometime after 11:30 wednesday night. the investigate centers around betts' home in silver spring. the vehicle was dumbed in southeast d.c. between noon and 3:00 p.m. try. witnesses saw two people get out of that vehicle and run away. >> i don't believe this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random being we believe that there was some conne
out on cain street. this traffic record is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. you'll save more in the long run. now it's time for manic monday. >> we've got a great group this morning. they're our indoor football team, the baltimore mariners! by the way, undefeated! >> coach, tell us about the last game. >> it was a close game, we beat them 91-19. got a great group of guys, atry organization. this is our third year here in baltimore. we're looking forward to baltimore makes us their own. >> and your next game is when? >> it's may 2nd against harris burg stampede, and they're in second place, so this is a big game for us. we have put some distance from the bottom to the top with a big win this week whoend, though. >> you have some local players, and also some former nflers. >> yeah, obviously we have j.r. who is the league-leading. >> he's the -- >> he's the leading kicker in the league, and also a teacher in the baltimore school district. danny is a local guy. we've got some tremendous athletes. several of these guys have been in nfl camps. numb
of minutes. -- 68 degrees, gurvir. >>> police are investigating a deadly accident. the driver of a toyota was killed when a van crashed into it in the 3600 block of alabama avenue in southeast. a passenger who is a child is said to be in critical condition. the driver was freed after the collision sparked a small fire. >>> the mystery deepens as police try to figure out what happened inside d.c. principal's home. five days have passed sin the murder of brian betts in his silver spring home. police say the murder likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night and 7:00 in the morning on thursday. >>> flights are beginning to resume out of northern europe this morning. test flights show the concentration of ash in the air is fading. some planes have been taking off from paris, madrid and frankfurt. a new ash cloud spreading from the volcano in iceland is dashing homes of the air space completely reopening over the uk. >>> in sports, the capitals blasted the montreal canadiens 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their eastern conference series. >>> hundreds of gun rights activists rallied on both sides of
a helicopter and walking tour of the widespread damage. >>> time is 4:38. more troubles for toyota. the new problem that has it pulling another vehicle out of the showroom. >>> a woman assaulted near a busy metro station. a man was able to attack her without anyone seeing. >> do you need your umbrella? we'll have your weather and traffic after this break. >>> and a good wednesday morning everybody. middle of the week is finally here. it's 4:41. i'm news 4 meteorologist chuck bell. yesterday had plenty of clouds and rain showers around. not a whole lot of rain, ended up between .1 and .25 inch. a little less out across northern virginia. temperatures this morning martinsburg in the 30s now, 36 in martinsburg, 34 hagerstown, 39 in fredricks and skies tried to clear out. as a result early this morning we have patchy dense fog to watch out for. temperatures will climb into the high 50s and low 60s with the return of sunshine by mid to late morning. jerry. >> chuck, hopefully the sunshine will wear off some of the fog. in some areas very dense. capital beltway off the wilson bridge had overnight
. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah. >>> this does not look good here. a toyota executive sent an e-mail saying "we need to come clean" and it came just a few days before their big recall. jennifer, shed some light it appears on what the automaker may have known about the problem of runaway cars and when they knew it. >> also they knew this was a big deal that needed to be handled and that maybe the culture from headquarters from tokyo, well, not tokyo but from japan wasn't necessarily handling it the way it needed to be handled in the country. in new company documents uncovered an american toyota executive was writing basically to his colleagues saying "we need to come clean about the safety problems, the time to hide on this one is over." now it was sent just five days before the massive recall of millions of toyotas. the memo was obtained by the associated press. toyota has no comment on this e-mail and with all of these court cases coming up they'll probably have a lot of no comments. they're repeating, "we are already acknowledging we know we did a poor job of communicating" and they've sa
of speed, crossed over the double yellow line on alabama and hit that toyota sedan that was full of kids, full of children. just a short time ago we learned the driver of that sedan died. he had four children in his car. two adults were inside the van and police officers arrived on the scene very quickly, managed to help get the driver of the van out because the van was leaking fuel and caught fire. wilts help -- witnesses helped too and described the van as driving dangerously fast. >> i was coming down and the traffic was slowing up right here. i looked in my remember view -- rear view mirror and this van was coming. seemed to me he was going a hundred miles an hour. he hit the car right there and that was pretty much everything. >> reporter: again officers arrived on the scene very quickly and here's why. there was a photo enforcement officer right here on the corner clocking people as they came down alabama. the van never made it quite that far. here's one of the concerns neighbors had. you can see this light right here. there's one just a block up. they operate at the same time. gre
. >>> the latest this morning on the efforts to resume flights grounded by disruptive volcanoes. >>> plus toyota is taking action after "consumer reports" magazine advised drivers not to buy a new lexus suv. >>> and things looking up in the forecast. your weather and traffic are next. >>> good morning, time for weather and traffic on this tuesday morning, on tom kierein in storm center 4. we have temperatures around the metro area in the mid and upper 40s. but the shenandoah county getting some patchy frost possible. warren, shenandoah, page, rockingham and augusta counties, high clouds coming in from the west, ahead of the rain-maker that will be here tomorrow morning. for this morning, high clouds around, we'll have sunshine, low 60s by noon. and upper 60s during the afternoon hours. and cloudy tonight, down to near 50 by dawn tomorrow when we'll likely have light rain moving in from the west. occasional light rain tomorrow, highs low 60s. thursday, some sunshine back into the upper 60s. and upper 60s on friday and partly cloudy. a look at the weekend in ten minutes coming up at 4:51. >>> now
in the possession of former edwards aide andrew young. >>> the massive toyota recalls could lead to major changes in how your next car is made. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. whether it's toyota or not? >> we are talking about what could be the most sweeping legislation aimed at making your car safe since the ford firestone tires fiasco about a decade ago. your next car may have brake override systems, black box ps all under this new motor vehicle safety act. they'll have hearings next week in washington. it means automakers could be hit with much bigger fines. we talked a lot about how the fines right now are barely even a slap on the wrist. currently just $16 million they're capped at. the government said, if there hadn't been a cap, it could have fined toyota $18 billion. now, of course, it probably wouldn't, right? that's crippling. they're trying to show you $16 million is nothing for a company like toyota. if the proposed new rules had been in place, toyota could have faced a fine four times higher. >> affecting all of us, whether you're driving toyota or not. >>> colombian si
to fly over the volcano to get a better look at what's going on. >>> we have another toyota recall to tell you about. the car maker says it is recalling about 600,000 sienna minivans. cables could snap while driving. the spare could fall into the road and become a hazard for other drivers. but only affects siennas in cold-weather states. >>> haiti's top prosecutor denies the country dropped charges against american missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children after january's earthquake. yesterday, a spokesman told cnn the kidnapping charges against nine missionaries were dropped. but haiti's attorney general said that is incorrect. adding that a judge will decide whether a case goes to trial or not. a senior state department official also told cnn the charges were dropped. the missionary group's leader is still behind bars. >>> convicted sex offender john gardner pleaded guilty to killing a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old. in june, he is expected to get two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. his plea spares him from a possible death sentence. the families
. >>> still to come in the "newsroom," days before toyota's massive recall in january, a warning to the company from one of the executives. we'll go live to new york to find out what this internal memo had to say. john is a ford and lincoln mercury service technician. very smart. we were just discussing the circumstances by which a person can find himself in four separate places at one time. i didn't really say that. but people come in here for tires, brakes, batteries and oil changes. so it's possible? yes. oh that's brilliant. buy with confidence. thanks to our low price tire guarantee. so, with everything you need in one convenient place why would you go to four separate places? now that's a good question. well, there you go. >>> two hours into the trading day. let's get a quick market check for you right now. you know, it's not just the dow that is down. the nasdaq is down as well. could you give me a number on the nasdaq? i forgot it already. the dow is down 29 points. again, down eight, the nasdaq is down eight. two hours into the trading day. we'll follow both sets of numb
, you know, reinvent itself and re-gain public trust. most recently toyota, correct? we saw commercials on the air all over the place. i'm wondering what goldman will actually do to restore public trust in the company. >> you make a good point with the toyota comparison, too, and others have pointed out to me that america loves to find a corporate villain when there's something going wrong. high energy prices and oil companies were the villain. high drug prices and drug companies were the villain and maybe rightfully so, but we've moved on in some cases from those debates and now it is goldman sachs and wall street that is in the crosshairs. will we move on from this again or is senator carl levin and this committee and others including the sec going to get to the bottom of the behavior that may have led to the bubble and make some real changes? we're still in the thick of it. you remember the toyota ads, was there a bit of an apology to that and mistakes were made, but the acknowledgement that the company made mistake, we certainly remember that from toyota's lesson. >> and lloyd blank
's driver. >>> less than a week after a rare do not buy warning from consumer reports, toyota will recall nearly 10,000 lexus suvs. last week we told you about the gs 460. it found rollover dangers in the safety test. toyota owns lexus. it will recall 9400 of the suvs which went on sale in december. the announce came the same day toyota said it would pay a $60 million fine to the government for its slow response to those gas pedal problems. >> even though they are not saying they did anything wrong, paying $16.4 million, the largest fine assessed by the united states department of transportation speaks loud and clear. >> reporter: the government accused toyota of hiding problems with the gas problems and waiting four months to assure recalls. >>> it is time for "living $mart" report and jessica doyle is off saving you money on shopping. music to my ears. >> for so many of us it is really a national past time and one local retail aficionado considers shopping her sport. so we caught up with her to get her insider secret to affordable style. she says just join the club. >> i shop everywhere
trouble for toyota. details on the safety problem in one new lexus model. that is such a risk that consumer reports says don't buy it. i stand before you today... to apologize. the system has failed you. i have failed you. i have failed to help you share your talent with the world when the world needs talent more than ever. yet, it's being wasted every day... by an educational system steeped in tradition and old ideas. well, it's time for a new tradition. it's time to realize talent isn't just in schools like this one, it's everywhere. it's time to use technology to rewrite the rules of education, to learn how you learn so we can teach you better. it's time the university adapted to you, rather than you adapting to it. it's time--time--time for a different--different kind of univsity. it's your time. soy michelle blackman obama made an unannounced visit to earthquake-ravaged haiti yesterday. she and mrs. biden took a helicopter tour of the area. more than 200,000 people were killed in the earthquake back in january. hundreds of thousand are still homeless and haiti is getting
at a time. >>> we have news of an important recall. toyota is recalling the 2010 lexus gx 460 suv to address problems with the stability control system. this affects 9400 vehicles since the mall opened on sale in december. it halted sales of the vehicle last week after consumer reports listed adult by warning because of a high rollover risk. >> the supreme court is considering a case that could have an impact on how you use your work issue cellphone or blackberry. justices heard arguments yesterday in a case brought by police officers in ontario, california. they accused the department of snooping after an audit of messages on department issued devices uncovered sexually explicit text messages. the high court will rule on it later this year. >>> coming up, the fight over financial reform. president obama watched wall street to shake up while its biggest player prepares for battle with regulators. >> the capitals rallied on a road, taking the lead in the series. we will have highlights. >> another check on traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> another check on traffic and weather every 10
also order a cocktail if you get a little nervous. a fresh p.r. nightmare for toyota as new questions surface about its handling of those mechanical problems. now an email has come to light showing toyota knew there were issues days before the company made the information public. they are covering this. i guess you have seen them. what do you say? >> i have a copy of them. we'll show them to you now. the guy month wrote this is a guy named irv miller. a 30-year veteran of the company who was just days away, 15 days away from retirement when on january 16 he wrote to a japanese counterpart, i hate to break this to you but we have a tendency for certain manufacturer on certain models. we are not protect our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. this is one of some 7,000 toyota document turned over to the government. it seems likely other embarrassing memos will be emerging. by law, megyn, toyota was required to bring the forms to the government within five days of realizing there was a problem. they notified the european dealers. megyn: that's the kind o
, crossed over the double yellow line on alabama and hit that toyota sedan that was full of kids. just moments ago, we learned the driver of the sedan has died. we're told he had four children in his car and we're told one of them is in grave condition. two people were inside the van. it was driven by a man. police say officers arrived on the scene quickly, managed to help get the driver of the van out because it was leaking fuel and caught fire. witnesses helped too and described the van as driving dangerously fast. >> lift up in the air and knocked the street light down off the post. and it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean, this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard to throw the van up in the air like that i know he passed me at every bit of a hundred. >> everybody went running to see what was wrong. the car was full of children. all the children were terribly injured. the van came to rest after taking down street signs and stopping right in front of the school. >> reporter: ironically there was a photo enforcement officer parked right here just a bloc
block of alabama avenue in southeast. the driver of that toyota was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that vehicle is said to be in critical condition. of his in the car. witnesses say the van was traveling dangerously fast. >> i was coming down and the traffic was slowing up right here and i looked in my rearview mirror and this van was coming. it seemed like to me he was doing about 100 miles per hour. he pulled on the side of the incoming traffic and he hit the car right there and that was pretty much everything. >> the driver of the van was rescued after the collision sparked a small fire. no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> d.c. police say they think the murder of brian betts is not random and it is likely he had some connection to the killer. the lack of details has left his neighbors in silver spring worried. >> we are taking more precautions now. we are considering getting an alarm system now. pretty nerve wracking. >> the investigation now cents are on two key pieces of evidence, betts' home, his blue suv that was taken th
into a toyota with two children ages 2 and 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> it lift up in the air and knock the the street line down off the post and it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard, to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was passing me at every bit of 100. >> police helped release the driver of the van. one of the children is in critical condition. no word on whether charges will be filed. >>> police have released a time line leading up to the death of a d.c. middle school principal. investigators say it's likely brian betts was killed sometime after 11:30 last wednesday night. the investigation centers around betts' silver spring home and stolen suv. that was dumbed in southeast d.c. between noon and 3:00 p.m. on friday. witnesses saw two people get out and run away. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was some connection with mr. betts and his kill
.  >>> welcome back. there is more bad news for toyota. its upscale lexus suv was hit with a safety rating so bat that consumers being told not to buy it. it was given a don't buy rating from consumer reports. this is the first time in nine years the group has issued that warning. lexus has stopped selling the vehicle t says engineers conducted similar tests and didn't find that problem. it also says the lexus gs 460 meets or exceeds all of the federal government's testing. stay with us. in our 9:00 hour, a representative from toyota will join us live hoping to give us more insight into the latest development. we'll ask her about it. >>> president barack obama will travel to poland today this weekend to attend the state funeral for the polish president. the president and his wife died in a plane crash on saturday along with 94 other people. the victims included 18 lawmakers. yesterday, dignitaries attended a mass to honor those who died. >>> first lady michelle obama made an unannounced visit to earthquake ravaged haiti. she and jill biden took a helicopter tour of the area of port-au-prince. the
'll share. plus toyota recalling more cars because they're slowing down this time? we're not kidding. and mercedes-benz finds a very interesting place to park. how the car got there. that's coming up next. and happy birthday to uma thurman. it seems like words are missing in her first name. they aren't. it makes sense now. she's 40 today. she's tall, lanky. thanks to the new venture card from capital one, we get double miles with every purchase. so we earned a tropical vacation in half the time. we earn double miles every time we use our card. ( shouts ) double miles add up fast so we can bring the whole gang. ( grunting ) awesome! it's hard to beat double miles. everyone knows two is better than one. introducing the venture card from capital one... with double miles on every purchase every day. go to capitalone.com. ( gasps ) what's in your wallet? wait up! go to ♪ pitalone.com. [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, is is something
, thankfully. >>> there is more evidence that toyota knew about a sticky accelerator before february. the feds are charging them a fine for knowing about a problem that could effect more than 2 million vehicles. according to documents obtained by the associated press, days before the recall was issued, a vice president for public affairs warned the company, it was time to come forward about the safety issue. irv miller wrote in an e-mail, quote, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean. toyota's new chief for quality in north america says the company could have done better, and will. >> because we're not perfect. and we -- we didn't share the experience that we had in europe. we didn't know about it in north america. that's what we're putting these processes in place. we are looking for our weak points. we are looking for -- where we need to improve. and that's why i believe these six points that toyota has put upon us, his direction, is going to make us a stronger and better company. we have never said we were perfec
, sanjay. toyota is recalling about 50,000 of its 2003 sequoia suvs because of an acceleration glitch. the problem can cause these vehicles to hesitate or slow down at low speeds. so far, no reports of injuries or crashes. >>> florida governor, charlie crist has decided to run as independent in his bid for the senate. crist was once the overwhelming favorite in the battle for the republican senate nomination. now, he trails former florida house speaker marco rubio by more than 20 points. >>> and meet the new gut buster in town. this is ihop's latest creation, pancake stackers are a collision of pancakes and these cake filling, a dessert sandwich. not clear what the fat calorie or fat content is, you might want to order a diet drink with that. >> people watching might say that makes me really hungry. i wonder how much of a calorie count that is. >> run around the building a couple times, you'll be fine. >>> next, we're waiting for an update from sean penn, despite the pledges and promises and desperation, we'll talk to sean about it. >>> plus, former first lady laura bush suggests she
by fees. it's just the right thing to do. ♪ [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ a heart attack at 57. that was a rough time. my doctor told me i should've been doing more for my high cholesterol. ♪ you should've listened. you're right. now i'm eating healthier and i trust my heart to lipitor. [ male announcer ] when diet and exercise are not enough, adding lipitor may help. lipito
. toyota brake troubles, aggressive incentives helped drive consumers to show rooms. and price wars between general motors andoyota paid off. g.m.'s core brand, buick, cadillac, chevy, gmc, saw nearly a 38% increase in sales. toyota sales jumped 35%. the company is speeding to rebuild trust and confidence following a massive recall for gas, pedal and brake problems and rolled out strong incentives to win customers. >> consumers are very smart, savvy. listen, circumstances are such. here is my maim and number. i want a toyota and willome in and buy it. when they announced the program, come on in. that's exactly what happened. >> reporter: ford sales increased nearly 35%. but the company did not compete in the incentives war. instead ford decreed the boost to strong demand for fusion and taurus brands. >> ford continues to be red hot. ford accrued a goodwill momentum by not going bruptd and american consumer or brand that normally would have taken billions of decades to build up. >> reporter: all positive signals that the struggling auto industry bogged down a year ago by flat-line sales and
, nbc news reports five days before toyota announced a massive recall over sticky accelerators a recently retired public relations executive warned higher ups, "the time to hide on this one is over." >>> kansas city's federal reserve bank president drove markets into a mini tailspin yesterday when he said keeping interest rates too low for too long would encourage risky financial behavior. that led to the dow's biggest drop since february, dipping by as much as 125 points during the day. its first triple-digit slide since february. all that combined with data showing domestic crude inventories rising sent oil tumbling below $86 a barrel. not surprisingly, energy stocks led the decliners with exxon mobil and oxidental sliding. >>> raised concerns about weak consumer spending. the fed announced consumer borrowing fell by $11.5 billion in february. analysts had expected a modest gain. >>> takeover talk made palm the most traded stock on the nasdaq, spiking 20% on speculation the smart phone maker may be a target. >>> talk about a turnaround. general motors plans to pay off its gov
. >>> toyota says it's testing the safety of all of its sport utility vehicles after consumer reports warned the 2010 lexus gx 460 had possible rollover problems. the automaker stopped selling the model following the warning. media reports in japan suggest the automaker is close to issuing a recall. >>> a new report this morning suggests the housing crisis is far from over. realty trac says 357,000 homeowners filed for foreclosure last month. that's the highest they have ever seen. households on the verge of foreclosure jumped by 16% in the first quarter of the year compared to 2009. >>> six senators want to tax airlines who charge passengers for those carry-on bags. the legislation comes after spirit airlines pioneered plans to begin charging customers as much as $45 to put a bag in the overhead bin. the senators hope the tax would keep more airlines from following spirit's lead. >>> and if you've been waiting until the last minute, it's the last minute for your taxes. you have until midnight tonight to file your federal and state tax returns. many post offices will stay open late to handle
those recalled 2010 lexus suvs parent company toyota says it has the software so dealers can start to fix the gx-460s. toyota recalled 10,000 of the vehicles last week over concerns could roll over. dealers began to contact owners about the fix this week. >>> a well-known republican governor is venturing out on his own this election year. >>> an economic crisis prompts a new round of rioting in part of europe. it is 5:37. here's angie. >>> westbound on 50. moving without incident from the eastern shore all the way to inside the beltway. what's making news now, that's coming up next. 3q (sax player) i can't play my sax with allergy congestion. claritin-d helps me breathe in and out. nothing works stronger, faster, or longer to relieve all my symptoms... ...including congestion without drowsiness. get claritin-d at the pharmacy counter. live claritin clear. laxatives? i've tried all these. this one's gritty. this one can make you bloated. clearly, miralax is the one for me. it relieves my constipation with no harsh side effects. miralax. restore your body's natural rhythm. >>> protes
story when we come back. [ male announcer ] at toyota, we're committed to providing our customers with safe, reliable cars. that's why we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. and we've also made our comprehensive star safety system standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ at toyota, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any and all of our decisions. ♪ >> new clashes today in the middle east and some questions if they have the potential to side track the push for peace talks. this is the special u.s.-mideast envoy prepares for a return to the region next week. and meanwhile palestinian president abbas has accepted an invitation to head to the white house. let's head back to the protests, police protecting the israeli protesters as they march through the streets and filled with angry palestinians. rina ninen was in the middle of all of this. she has more from jerusalem. >> hi, harris, the protest haves been expected for weeks. right wing demonstrators took to the streets, provoking palestinians for bu
's forecast looks better. >>> toyota is announcing another recall, it is a 2010 lexus gx460, which "consumer reports" said could roll over when you make a high speed turn. toyota insists the luxury suv is still save as long as you take the turn slowly. a software update will fix the problem. for more information about g to cnn.com/rob cnn.com/robin. >>> arizona has just passed one of the toughest immigration bills in the country. it still needs the governor's signature but it would basically require officers to check the documents of anyone that they suspect might be in the u.s. illegally. correspondent richard lui, the critics say that this is legal racial profiling. >> what they do is believe these critics do, it leaves it up to the officers to basically make the determination if one looks like they're an an illegal citizen. alejandra gomez is afraid all latinos will be a target of police harassment if the government signs this bill into law >> right now the way things are being targeted is that all latinos are undocumented and that's absolutely not true. i'm a citizen and i'm if i'm pulle
into that toyota killing mary winbush and seriously youring four children. the children are expected to survive. -- a 34-year-old is now charged with involuntary manslaughter. >>> the country is remembering a civil rights icon. dr. dorothy height counseled u.s. presidents, served as head of the u.s. council of negro women for four decades and was an organizer and leader with the ywca. she passed away yesterday morning. admires are have been stopping by to pay their respects. >>> president obama has issued a statement on dr. height's passing t reads in part: >>> in our 9:00 hour, we'll be talking with alexis herman about the legacy of dr. height. >>> the district move a step closer to legalizing medical marijuana. council approved a bill that would allow chronically ill patients to use drug with a doctor's prescription. they would have to buy it from a city sanctioned distribution center. >>> the district's fight if a vote in congress hits another delay. tachtsed to another heated issue in d.c., the city's gun control laws. some members of congress will not vote in favor of the bill that would c
cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ . >>> our series on the high cost of health care starts with medical fraud. with more than 10% of all medicare spending stollen. president obama says there will be a crackdown on health care reform. is that realistic? this afternoon, i went to boston to visit one of the best fraud investigators. his name is henry, a financial analysis who flagged the bernie madoff scam before anyone else. he warned regulators again and again and nothing was done about it until late and he wrote
is xpektsed on monday. >>> toyota has resumed sales of its lexus us suvs just one week after a recall. about 10,000 suvs were recalled because of possible rollover dangers. toyota says dealerships have the equipment to repair the stability control system. the announcement came after "consumer reports" issued a rare don't buy rating over concerns the vehicle could roll over in tight turns. >>> great medical news this morning for men. what if we told you thaw there was a drug you could take that would stop the spread of prostate cancer? the fda just approved such a drug called provenge designed to help the body's immune system. researchers are thrilled with the results. men who took it in trials had mild side effects and lived four months longer than those who didn't receive the treatment. >> it's exciting because this vaccine or immunotherapy works in a totally different way and complements the existing therapies that we have. >> the drug is not cheap. it will cost more than $90,000 a patient for three doseses. that's because the drug is custom-made for each patient. >>> after a really rough
money. i was fascinated to see this associated press poll, it was taken back in march when toyota was sort of at the height of what was happening to it. people were asked if they favor u.s. vehicles or asian vehicles. 46% of people favored asian people in 2006. look at how those numbered changed in march, 38% favor american vehicles, 33% favor asian vehicles. it's a rise of nine points for american vehicles but a drop of 13 for asian vehicles. is that a reflection of toyota's woes or are people coming back around? >> that is a remarkable finding. a year ago nobody could have predicted it would show results like that. toyota is bringing down some of the other japanese brands a little bit. it is bringing down honda and nissan a little bit. the other thing going on, the american cars are getting better. >> let's look at some of those. the ford fusion, the 2010 motor trend car of the year. >> this is a great car. this is the type of cars they neglected for a long time. a mainstream family car, they forgot about in favor of suvs. it is a terrific car. >> the mustang? >> we have muscle
taken to the hospital, with serious injuries. >> we have news of an important recall. toyota is recalling the 2010 lexus gx 460 as you need to address problems with the stability control system. -- lexus gx 460 suv. they halted sales last week. >> the supreme court is considering a case that could have an impact on how you use your cell phone or blackberry. there were arguments heard yesterday in the case of police officers in ontario, california. they accused the department of snooping after an audit of messages on department-issued devices on coverage racy and sexually explicit text messages. if the supreme court will hear the case later this year. >> coming up, the fight for financial reform, president obama wants wall street to shake up while its biggest supporter preps for a battle with lawmakers. >> more information could be at risk. >> a chilly start. rain could be on the way. it's a few degrees warmer than it was yesterday >> tuesday morning. welcome back to good morning washington. meteorologist adam caskey at the virginia metro station. it's quiet. a lot of people j
disabilities, access www.sprintrelay.com. ♪ [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ >>> a amassive oil slip on the gulf coast doorstep 15 miles from hitting important wetlands. shrimpers are out there trying to get what they can before it is too late. >>> he was a rising star in the republican party now. it appears that florida governor, charlie crist is abonn derring the gop. later today, he
're saying don't buy this car. needless to say, again, tough news for toyota whose reputation has been damaged by all of these recalls. i should mention this lexus not a part of the recall that we've been talking about over the last few months. but toyota did have this to say about the consumer report announcement today, lexus saying, quote, we're concerned with the results of consumer report's testing on the lexus gx-460 and they're suggested buyer recommendations. >> we should mention this car is the 2010 version of this lexus gx 460. it only went on sale in this november. only about 5,000 have been sold, and in real life circumstances there have been no actual reports, that we know of, of any deaths or injury because of what consumer reports is describing. jane: wow. jenna, thanks very much. jon: president obama getting down to business at the nuclear security summit that he called in washington. the president warning world leaders this morning the risk of a nuclear terror attack has gone up. take a listen. >> just the smallest amount of plutonium, about the size of an apple, could
, disney, pepsi, and what stunned me, toyota. >> i don't understand that. >> the toyota one i don't understand 'cause my daughter is very intelligent, but doesn't recognize toyota at all. i don't know where at that came from. >> i don't know that either, but this is from-- by the way the university of madison and university of michigan, researchers got together and tested three year olds to see about their brand awareness and it's interesting because they say it's not all-- it would worry us, oh, no, our children have been invaded by big corporations and able to identify brands and gotten a hold of their brains and brain washing them. the researchers have a different take and think it's good news somehow? >> it does happen earlier than three, my two-year-old was never going to mcdonald's, but every time we'd drive by the arches he says in the back seat, mcdonald's, i don't know why, he'd never been there. my four-year-old walked through the mall and said hey, let's go to barnes & noble. how did you know it was barnes & noble? it was the logo. >> i'm down the street on a road trip
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border. nobody on the ground was hurt. >>> new potential trouble for toyota today as it works to rebuild its reputation. "consumer reports" gave the new lexus gx 460 suv a rare "don't buy" safety risk" label. today toyota will duplicate a test to determine if appropriate steps need to be taken. toyota recently recalled 8 million vehicles worldwide for vehicles linked to unintended acceleration and braking problems. >>> now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." >> coming up tonight, our popular "making a difference" segment. it is about haiti. an american doctor who since the quake has been treating victims almost non-stop. she's working to save the hospital damaged in the quake. her story tonight on "nightly news." natalie, for now, back to you. >> thank you, brian. 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to matt and meredith. or meredith. >> where's mr. roker? >> i'm down here, meredith. we've got nice folks here. they're all from west virginia, all wearing the black ribbons in memory of the 29 miners who lost their lives tragically. we feel
may be able to help. . >> brian: get more trouble for toyota, the largest auto maker is recalling unreported number of vehicles sold in brazil over the past two years. brazilian consumer protection officials complain that the flormats pose a safety threat blocking accelerator pedals. toyota says it's going along with brazil's decision and denies they've done anything wrong. more than 8.5 million toyota vehicles recalled worldwide because of safety problems. >>> new fundraising reports show democrats outraise republicans in march. the three democratic campaign committees, d.n.c., d.s.c.c., and the dccc raised $29 million in the month. major republican committees raised $24 million in this key mid-term election year. >>> one thing is for sure, democrats and republicans both are still putting the party in political party. correspondent james rosen hit the town to show us where a lot of the big donor contributions are going! >> reporter: plush hotel, corporate jet, elaborate floral arrangeles, not the things you associate with winning elections but the forms show the democratic and re
gm emerged from bankruptcy. the fallout from toyota's safety problem appears to have given americans a renewed confidence in u.s. cars. four years ago, 46% of americans said asian cars were superior to american cars. now american cars are preferred by a 38 to 33% margin. economists at the university of michigan say despite the gains in the auto industry this year, the state will lose 40,000 jobs. that is sadly encouraging news simply because original forecasts had michigan braced to lose twice that much jobs. in a moment, governor granholm. about osteoporosis. with osteoporosis, you can still look and feel healthy. i know. that's me. on the inside, your bones can weaken over time, making you vulnerable to fracture. what can she do? ask your doctor how to help treat osteoporosis with once-a-month actonel. actonel is clinically proven to help reverse bone loss and can help increase bone strength to help prevent fractures. do not take actonel if you have esophagus problems, low blood calcium, severe kidney disease, or cannot sit or stand for 30 minutes. follow all dosing instructions. s
since gm emerged from bankruptcy. the fallout from toyota's safety problem appears to have given americans a renewed confidence in u.s. cars. four years ago 46% of americans saidation cars were superior to american cars. now american cars are preferred by a 38 to 38% margin. economists at the university of michigan say despite the gains in the auto industry this year, the state will lose 40,000 jobs. that is sadly encouraging news simply because original forecasts had michigan braced to lose twice that much jobs. in a moment, governor granholm. [ woman ] mom was diagnosed with moderate alzheimer's. it was tough news to hear. everything changed. mom. ♪ i didn't know what to do. that's when i asked my doctor about exelon patch. he said it releases medicine continuously for 24 hours. he said it could help with her cognition, which includes things like memory, reasoning, communicating and understanding. [ female announcer ] the most common side effects of exelon patch are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. the likelihood and severity of these side effects may increase as the dose incre
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